Brett Smith

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University of Exeter, UK

Narratological interest

Narrative identity. Examples of work include,

Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2008). Contrasting perspectives on narrating selves and identities: An invitation to dialogue. Qualitative Research, 8(1), 5-35.
Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2006). Narrative inquiry in psychology: Exploring the tensions within. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(3), 169-192.
Sparkes, A. C. & Smith, B. (2008). Narrative Constructionist Inquiry. In J. Holstein & J. Gubrium (Eds), Handbook of Constructionist Research (pp. 295-314). London: Guilford Publications.

Narratives of disability. Examples of work include,
Smith, B., & Sparkes, A. (2008) Changing bodies, changing narratives and the consequences of tellability: A case study of becoming disabled through sport. Sociology of Health & Illness, 30(2), 217-236.
Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2005). Men, sport, spinal cord injury and narratives of hope. Social Science & Medicine, 61(5), 1095-1105.


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